Period covered: 28 September - 4 October
Parents visited Mr. A's place, which I am half-way moved in, last weekend. My mum made similar remarks as I do, including ceiling lights too dim, door bell need replacement, stove is out of order, etc. Like mother, like daughter. We also brought there lovely ducks, see above, and Chinese red wedding beddings for the non-existent new bed.
The Week in Instagram
Recalling the skin care trial at Shiseido, and the haul - link! // Duck family for our new apartment, a rug, a cushion and a tissue case // Egg Benedict, Habitu, Sasa Supreme // Shuqi's Ad for Lip Pure intrigued me // Stamps and postage fees, new, starting 1st Oct // ... but I went for Nuxe Reve de Miel instead of Lip Pure // Addictive Haribo gummy bears
The Week in Acquisition
1. Korean Beauty Haul
I bought my girlfriend a corset, in exchange for an eye cream and face masks. Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream is the 'youngest' and 'lightest' eye cream they make; quotation marks employed because Sulwhasoo is really designed and marketed for the more mature skin, rich ladies and skin in drier climate. I do not fit in either of the three categories, but, sometimes we need a sound reason to buy a friend corset. No, really, I'm in the hunt of a good eye cream. Smirk. She also gave me samples and masks from Nature Republic and Primera. The latter a brand new name to me, and she said the sheets are nice, thanks! :D
2. Fashion Brow
The Golden Week, i.e. the holiday week following National Day for most mainland Chinese, began, and I decided to check out in-store promotion of the week. None impressed me, so all I got was the new Maybelline Fashion Brow 24H Coloring Mascara "Dark Brown". Not very exciting? I agree. I would even have purchased the other lighter shade they make if it isn't so warm (red tone). So I only spent $63 (20% off all Maybelline products, applied). Pretty good. Little note: this comes in 7.7 ml of product and is made in China.
With my annual subscription renewal, I was awarded a handful of $50 off vouchers to spend on the online store of Glamabox. Made two little orders, which haven't come in yet. Pictures to come in later October Journal perhaps~
4. Lip Balm
Tempted to get some Mentholatum Lip Pure when I came across the display with my favourite, ever, movie star Shuqi. However, my friend told me on facebook - link! that it is sticky - pass. Saw the usual $130-ish Nuxe pot discounted to $85 at Colourmix, and I had to get one, which replaced the Lip Pure for me. I adore the Reve de Miel line in general - their hand cream and face wash top my favourites - so I hope this also worth the hype! Cult favourite: Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm.
#100DaySpendingBan #take2 Update
- Starts on 1 September, ends on 9 December.
- No make up or skin care product, unless I totally run out of that category.
- After the ban, [100 - (days I broke the ban)] * $100 will be my bonus money to spend. I'm thinking of something non-beauty related, perhaps something for my new flat, or a good quality hand bag...
- To be continued...
I consider this week a pass. Stress is claiming me, help!
Broke the ban on 8 days. + 3
The Week in Blog Posts
| Finished Fortnight #20 | One week late, but still, September Empties!
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Mint candy on the lips, instead of in the mouth, but as natural as you can get in case you want to eat your lip balm. The claims are true, soothing, cooling and refreshing.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer "Custard"
I carry both this shade and the lighter one I got the whole week but honestly, I can survive with one shade alone. Covers, stays, doesn't highlight my fine lines.
Pupa Diamond Eyeshadow "03"
Probably a limited colour of past season. This particular shade is a prettier version of MAC All that Glitters. Pupa Diamond singles are brilliant and NikkieTutorials has compared this exact shade to MAC Extra Dimension - link!
Heavy Rotation Powder Eyebrow and Nose Shadow "02 Natural Brown"
I use the middle shade, with angle brush, to fill in my eyebrow. Then, with the shadow brush, I blend the lightest shade over my eyebrows to thicken and blur out the colour.
Must-Read of the Week
I'm addicted to Shuqi's Instagram account @sqwhat. That's it...
Wish of the Week
Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadow
MAC Prep + Prime Lip - I may actually run out and buy it this coming week!